The truth behind that job advertisement for a professorship

Loving this post on this early Monday morning.  H/T to Michelle

Candidate Evaluation: The candidate must have a PhD from an institution where ivy grows up the sides of old historic buildings and 5-10 years of postdoctoral experience with all the world-experts in their chosen research area. The successful candidate will have published every experiment that they have performed in the last 10-15 years, and some that they did not only publications in  Science or Nature will be considered valid.

It’s funny because it’s true.

via The truth behind that job advertisement for a lectureship/assistant professorship | Words in mOcean.

Dr. M (1628 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.





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One comment on “The truth behind that job advertisement for a professorship
  1. While not on the level of PhD (yet?), I think this might be the case for all levels of marine science/biology. Or it might just be me? Too many variables to make an accurate conclusion.

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